Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Challenge #72 - Silhouettes

Have you spotted that we now have a facebook page and an instagram account? Why not click on the links  - on the right hand sidebar - and follow us for even more access to The Male Room news and inspiration.

Would you like to Guest Design at The Male Room? Well we'll pick one random follower from our instagram feed to join us in a future challenge. So don't delay get clicking on that link and follow us.

Today we've our new DT introductions to share with you too.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our DT call, we were delighted that so many of you wanted to join us. Hard decisions had to be made and we hate to disappoint people. So as a way of a thank you we'd like to invite any of you who didn't make it on to the DT to Guest Design with us on a future challenge. Please contact Jane if you'd like to take up this offer - themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com

So without further ado here are our new and very talented DT members:




I'm Cathy from Williamstown WV in the good ol' USA! I love mixed media & all things steampunk, industrial, grungy & vintage - BUT I can do soft, romantic, modern, & anything in between. I use anything & everything - nothing gets wasted! 



I'm Charlotte a.k.a Lady Joyful. I'm a Brit living in Finland with my husband and our three cats. I am a nanny to two little boys, and when I'm not working I spend most of my time card making! I started at the beginning of last year and quickly became addicted. I still consider myself a newbie with a developing style, but I lean towards CAS. I've recently started exploring doing a bit more drawing and scene building on my cards too - it's a work in progress!


I'm Chris, and I live on the beautiful Sapphire Coast of south eastern Australia, with my homeschooled son and our four cats.  I am a musician, I play and teach a variety of instruments, and love sharing music with others.  I also love crafting, not just cardmaking, but also scrapbooking, crochet, and art journalling.

Monika
Hi, I am Monika.

Paper crafting, especially card making, has been a passion of mine since I decided one year to make my own Christmas cards. Far from it being a one off event it has lasted for more than 10 years now.

Whilst at heart I am a stamper, I also love to explore different products and techniques to make cards, boxes, mini books and projects for home d├ęcor.

I like to share my skills with others through running crafting classes, sending projects I made to magazines (some of which have been published), entering competitions, blogging and YouTube tutorials of the craft-along nature.

Apart from crafting I love cycling, going for walks and days out in North Wales and watching films in my local cinema. I am married to Nick and live in Oxton on the Wirral, UK.

And finally on to the new challenge! We've a really current and popular theme for you over the next fortnight and we can't wait to see what you create.


We have the amazing Tracie from Tracie Pond Designs joining us as a Guest Designer for this challenge. Go check out her blog and lap up all the kindness she always exudes. She'll be over the moon if you leave her a lovely comment.



And here are our DT projects to inspire you and help kickstart your creativity. We hope you'll come visit our blogs and maybe leave us a little love too.



 Faith

Lady Joyful

Monika 
~~starting soon~

 Deborah
~~taking a break until 2018~~


You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 7th November, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Can't wait to see what you create!

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Winners - Challenge #70 - Anything Goes with option of Technology

Time to announce the winners of Challenge #70 - Anything Goes with the option of Technology. Once again you were all amazing and set us such a difficult task to pick some winners. After much thought and consideration here's our picks:

WINNER

 

 Joyce definitely embraced the twist of technology with those rockets flying off into space!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)


Such an amazing piece of artwork and who would have thought a computer mouse could look so different!

 

A stunningly crafted 3D item, we loved this bird house makeover.


 Such a dramatic and atmospheric scene on her card, brilliant.

Congratulations to you all. 

Please pick up a winner's badge from the sidebar to display on your blogs.

Before I go just a quick reminder about our current challenge #71 Use Metal. 
You've got until midnight Tuesday 24th October to join in the fun, (that's 7.00pm EDT). 
We'd love to see you playing along.

 

Our DT call is now closed and we will be introducing our four new members next Wednesday when the new challenge begins. 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Challenge #71 - Use Metal

Have you spotted that we now have a facebook page and an instagram account? Why not click on the links  - on the right hand sidebar - and follow us for even more access to The Male Room news and inspiration.

Would you like to Guest Design at The Male Room? Well we'll pick one random winner who follows, likes and shares our facebook page to join us in a future challenge. So don't delay get clicking on that link and follow, like and share us.



We have the amazingly talented Sarah - aka Sazzle Dazzle - joining us as Guest Designer this fortnight.  If Sarah is new to you, which I can't imagine she is, you'll be incredibly inspired by her blog. So do go take a peek, you'll come back full of ideas and fabulous inspiration. Here's her brilliant take on the metal theme:



And of course, all the Male Room's DT have been busy creating projects using metal to spark your creativity too. We hope you'll come visit our blogs and be inspired by what you see.

 Faith



Andreja

Deborah
~~taking a break until 2018~~



You have until midnight (BST) Tuesday 24th October, that's 7.00pm EDT in the States. Can't wait to see what you create!

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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Winners - Challenge #69 - Masking

Hi everyone!

A little bit late but I'm here today to share the winners for #69 where the challenge was to use MASKING on your project. Thank you for all your wonderful creations using this really popular technique - we were delighted with our gallery so full of awesome talent!

Here's our picks:

WINNER

 

 Such a joyful selection of cute critters all given extra dimension by the use of masking to place them.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)
 
 
How wonderfully crisp is the trio of Autumn leaves! Clever masking too.
 
 
 
Two uses of masking on a totally superb card, we loved it!
 
 
Lok at that sun shining brightly on the inside of the bell jar - masking does the trick. 

 
 
We loved how Jane used masking to build up this amazing skyline. 
 

Congratulations to you all. Please pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.

Before I go, just a quick reminder of our current challenge - TMR#70 Anything Goes with the optional twist of TECHNOLOGY. You've got until midnight Tuesday 10th October to join in the fun (that's 7.00pm EDT).
 

Don't forget we have a DT Call running too. If you want to be considered please add the initials DT after your name when you link up.  Good luck!